Northeast

2015 Season Preview: #31 Brandeis Judges

Brandeis University Coach: Ben Lamanna Location: Waltham, MA Preseason ranking: #31 ITA, #29 in our power rankings For the past five years or so, the Brandeis University Judges have hovered around that #30 spot in the ITA rankings.  They finish around 6 or 7 every year at the UAA Championships, and typically challenge the middle…

2015 Season Preview: #23 (#28 ITA) Bates Bobcats

Bates 2014-2015 Season Preview A whole host of issues stand in the way of Bates’ 2015 campaign, some old and some new. We all know the Bobcats play some top-notch doubles, but in recent years their issue was always the bottom of their lineup. I don’t think that will be the case this spring, as…

2015 Women’s Season Preview: #6 Bowdoin Polar Bears

Bowdoin College Quick Facts: Location: Brunswick, ME Coach: Hobie Holbach, 8th year 2012 National/Regional Ranking:#9/#3 2013 National/Regional Ranking: #6/#4 2014 National/Regional Ranking: #6/#3 2015 Preseason National/Regional Ranking: #6/#3 Twitter handles: @BowdoinWTennis & @BowdoinTennis, but both hardly used Intro: This is my third preview of the year and as I do the research for each team,…

2015 Season Preview: #17 Bowdoin Polar Bears

Bowdoin 2014-2015 Season Preview I thought I would be able to write this preview during the football game today, but the NFC game was too intense and the AFC game was too perfect. One time, for all you NE readers/Pats fans, ON TO SEATTLE!!!! I’m surprised I’m still focused enough to do this on a night…

2015 Season Preview: #30 NYU

New York University Coach: Horace Choy Location: New York, NY Preseason ranking: #30 ITA, #35 in our power rankings   Throughout my season previews thus far, I’ve been jumping around from random town to random town, from Waterville, ME to Swarthmore, PA to Cedar Rapids, IA. For this preview, we switch it up a little…

2015 Women’s Season Preview: #25 Brandeis Judges

    Brandeis University Quick Facts: Location: Waltham, MA Coach: Ben Lamanna, 8th year 2012 National/Regional Ranking: #22/#10 2013 National/Regional Ranking: #24/#9 2014 National/Regional Ranking: #23/#9 2015 Preseason National/Regional Ranking: #25/#11 Twitter handle: @BrandeisTennis Intro: For the past several years Brandeis has been in the 20-25 range of the national rankings. They are in the UAA…

2015 Season Preview: #33 Colby Mules

Colby College Coach: Doanh Wang Location: Waterville, ME Preseason ranking: #32 power ranking, #33 ITA ranking   Just a year ago, the Colby Mules were a team that I would not have put in the top 40 in the country by any means.  For years, they were losing badly to the nearby Maine teams of…

2015 Women’s Season Preview: #10 Middlebury Panthers

Middlebury College Quick Facts: Location: Middlebury, VT Coach: Mike Morgan, 9th year 2012 National/Regional Ranking: #6/#4 2013 National/Regional Ranking: #5/#3 2014 National/Regional Ranking: #10/#4 2015 Preseason National/Regional Ranking: #10/#4 Twitter handle: @MiddWTennis Intro: Hello beautiful people!!!! I am very excited to do my very first team preview for the blog!! We will kick off the…

2015 Season Preview: #26 (#22 ITA) Trinity Ct Bantams

Before I get into my Trinity preview, I wanted to take a second to talk about something important to me. You don’t have to read this first paragraph, but I’d be obliged if you do. Some of you know that I have always been a huge Stuart Scott fan. I thought about taking the time…

2015 Women’s Season Preview: #19 Redlands Bulldogs

    UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS: Location: Redlands, CA   Coach: Geoff Roche (16th year)   Final 2012 rank: #24   Final 2013 rank: #11   Started Spring 2014: #13 in Nation & #3 in West   Finished Spring 2014: #18 in Nation & #4 in West   Finished Fall 2014 : #19 in Nation &…